Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Griping Patriots

I submit that those folks helping themselves to a pissing contest over the Bunkerville battlefield could do themselves (and especially the rest of us) a great deal of good by quietly watching (and re-watching as necessary) this clip.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Impeach 'Em Both

Glenn Reynolds suggests that one reason for not impeaching Obama is "President Biden".

Which begs the question, how could you differentiate between those twin evils?

Anyone who now considers Benghazi a “fake scandal” is a either a complete liar or a moron. This new release of emails thanks to Judicial Watch is literally a call to arms. We will now see if there is even a figment of honesty in our mainstream media and if our elected representatives are to be trusted in any way.
It is our duty as citizens to put as pressure on those representatives as possible to carry through this investigation to its natural conclusion — impeachment.
It better be a call to action for those elected to carry out such things as impeachment proceedings.  Or, you can damn well imagine that it will be a call to arms.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Creepy-Assed Crackas

A link-fest of more items relating to the brewing ramp-up of Cowboys vs. Communists...

An item from Fred, So What?

As nearly as I can tell, a racist is one who approves of rigorous education, good English, civilized manners, minimal criminality, and responsible parenthood, among other things. I am, then, a racist. I see no reason to grovel about it.

From yesteryear, a seemingly other-end-of-spectrum (but not) piece from the Taxi Hack: Stop Being Black

Go fuck yourself. Martin Luther King is spinning in his grave. This man fought for, and was eventually shot for, just a fair chance, just simple equality for black Americans, and fifty years later, so many of them have squandered his legacy, just pissed it away. Rachel Jeantel would have a better education from a segregated black Mississippi high school in 1950 than the education she has today… she would at least be able to speak proper English and read cursive. You can thank liberal democrats, professional race hustlers, and teachers unions for that, Rachel. Martin Luther King would not approve of black gangs and illiteracy and rap culture and criminality and the disintegration of the black family and failing schools and rampant out-of-wedlock birth rates and the black holocaust that is abortion today. To suggest for a moment that Dr. King would support Trayvon Martin in any way borders on the sacrilegious.
Two pieces of required reading if you want to understand the evil inherent in the collective, both from William Grigg. First, this at Lew Rockwell dot com:  Thoughtcrime is Worse than Mass Murder
...and then this at Grigg's own place, Pro Libertate.  A pattern of very bad behavior, my friends.  Part of a long, brutal history of thuggery by the Bureau of "Approved" Land Rape and People Management.

Lesson to be learnt: if you aren't fighting, you're losing.

Still Bundy'd

Nope.  The demonize-Bundy tactic didn't faze me.  And, I hope that when the forces of FedGovCo and StateMediaCo are similarly aligned against me (and/or you, for that matter, gentle reader) that good people choose to see through the flash-bangs and hear beyond the noise-makers.

From over here in work-for-it-yourself land, the question of whether "X" group of people is "collectively" better off enslaved to the State than enslaved to the plantation owner is moot.  And, the point is, if those of us here in yes-we-did-build-that land are forced to comment on those others, we're going to lament the sad fact that "X"-group has chosen to trade one set of shackles for another.

That doesn't make me or Cliven dislike that group.

But, the pretense that I, or Cliven, should abandon our individuality or independence in favor of the sameness version of equality is offensive.

Cliven Bundy is out there taking their arrows, and has been for some 20-plus years.  I support his absolute fundamental right to offend every last person in America, and to be left alone by that big steamroller of homogeny.  Don't like it?  Get your own ass up off the porch.

A tip o' the cap to you, Mr. Bundy.  Some of the lightweights will fall away, but we're still with you.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How To Fail (Updated)

Is this what you'd call going "viral"?  Youtube says this video was published on April 20 (and there's no pot smoking in it!), and that it currently has over 2.7 MILLION views...and 23,000+ comments.
UPDATE: Well, duh...Mr. Can't Read.  That was 04/20/2012.  No wonder there was Muh-Muh-Muh-Millions of hits.  But this one is newer.  And there's also one in tribute to Milton Friedman!  Go.

I'd say that's getting your viral on.  H/T to Free Republic.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Very Tricky

I used to be in the pool-playing business several years ago, and have hosted trick-shot exhibitions from Mike Massey and Eddie Parker.  Parker was a money player in the 1950's, and was the basis for Walter S. Tevis' character Fast Eddie Felson (an alias that Parker sometimes used) for the great 1961 movie The Hustler.

My dear old friend Fish Camp Barbie sent this to me, and asked if I'd consider playing this guy for money.  Florian Kohler:

I told her, "Sure.  He scratches about every 2nd or 3rd shot.  Give me ball-in-hand that often, and I can beat anyone.  Note: I had trouble concentrating on the pool shots after about the 1:20 mark of the video.

Eddie Parker's exhibition was in 1999, I believe.  After his show, I asked him if there was anything I could do for him.  Could I buy him a drink, at least?  He said that if I knew a place, he'd really like a piece of pie...a good cup of coffee and a piece of apple pie.  I did, in fact, know a place.  And away we went.

While he savored his apple pie, I asked him about playing pool for money and the making of the movie that made him famous.  He said that the most he ever played for, in one game, was $20,000 (I've seen him quoted elsewhere that the most was 30,000.  It's hard to believe that he got the 30K game after the day I met him, as he was in his 60's already.  Maybe he was just fuzzy on the number; really good apple pie can do that to some folks).

He isn't credited for an advisory role in the movie, but he claimed to have been there, in that capacity.  I asked him if he played pool on the set with Willie Mosconi, and he said they all did...Eddie, Willie, Jackie Gleason, and Paul Newman.  "And the best of them?"

"Hands down...Jackie Gleason."

True story.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Efficiency & Economy of Action

Dear Reader, if you use this space to scroll through my bloglist as a "reading favorites file" (which is a totally worthwhile exercise all by itself), you'll have already read excerpts of this essay, or followed through the links to read the source entirely, at either Western Rifle Shooters or Cold Fury.  If you have one ounce of give-a-damn left, about what happens to you and anyone you care about, go read this today...please.

Take the time you'd otherwise piss away on the Braves game or The View or even Duck Dynasty, and read this thing.  It's a blog post by a taxi driver, and the most important news you'll have gotten thus far, this year.
Wheeler said, “I believe in efficiency and economy of action. You wouldn’t trade one hundred of those criminal bastards for ten million of your fellow Americans?”

And, chew on this paragraph:

But whatever you do, when your kid dies, don’t do news conferences, don’t start blogging, don’t start calling out the government publicly, don’t become an activist, don’t go on FOX News, and definitely don’t become an embarrassment or a pain in the ass to this government, lest you find yourself being gang-audited by the IRS, if not declared a terrorist and having your door kicked in by armored agents at 4 in the morning, who are here to shoot your dog, terrorize the rest of your kids, and to take you to an undisclosed location in zip ties, where there are no lawyers, no phones, no sunlight, the food really sucks, and no one can confirm or deny that they have ever heard of you.

Most of the time, I feel very much, in the blogosphere and in everyday life.  And, that's okay.  Being outspoken makes others uncomfortable, and everyone who knows me prefers the unserious me to the serious version.  Hell, I prefer the unserious me, too!  But, very soon, my habit of sticking my thumb in the tyrant's eyeball is going to reap some unpleasant repercussions for this livermush aficionado.

If you'll read it, you'll gain a thorough understanding of my outlook.  An even better idea would be to read it and print it out.  Then, read it again when (not if) I'm arrested.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Harry Reidses There, Here, and Everywhere

The Bundy's won the battle, and the BLM skedaddled.  It's a victory for America, Americans, and the concept of individual (and state) sovereignty.  But, we are already hearing about the Federales' plans to ratchet up the numbers and firepower of their forces.  Harry says it ain't over, and I firmly believe it.

On Harry's side, believe it or not, is Tucker Carlson.  Last night, he said that the "bottom line" is that the Bundy's are violating the law, and that it's hard to get behind them knowing that.

My response to Tucker is "which law?"  If the federal government passes a law that says that no one is henceforward allowed to contradict Juan Williams on Faux News' All-Star Panel, is Tucker just going to move his cattle off that show?  In an "America" where the federal government makes laws that perpetuate their own scope of authority, enforces laws when/if that suits their agenda, uses their own federal court system to reinforce their "rights", and brazenly flaunts the supreme law of the land, all while consistently working to file down the 2A teeth of that law, at what point do you begin to feel like some civil disobedience (and that of the uncivil kind) might be warranted?

Note to Tucker: You're next.  Don't think you've done anything to merit the heavy hand of government thuggery?  Either they haven't caught you yet, or they haven't enforced that regulation yet, or Juan Williams' equality lobbyist hasn't quite yet gotten to enough "legislators" to crony up a deal that disfavors you and "your kind".  The bottom line is that everything is against the law, and you're as guilty as Cliven Bundy.

Just a passing thought...I wonder what the "Bing Pulse" registered when viewers saw two lefties on the Panel, and the first words coming from the one "good guy" were to highlight the illegality of an American hero's cattle, echoing the sentiments of the BLM!

And a note to those "SWATting"-up, and everyone watching: you're going to meet some fierce comeuppance in Bunkerville...but, that's not the only neighborhood with tyrants who are worthy targets of opportunity.  That is, Bunkerville is a fine place to get in this fight, but with fuel prices as they are, some of us may just elect to exercise our right to purge government of our own versions of Dingy Harry.  Call it thinking globally, acting locally.

Happy Fred's Birthday y'all.  No report filing to the tyrants from this house; no other significance to this date.  We've withdrawn our consent, and with it our funds.


Because when government refuses to abide by the law, there is no law.

And fuck you, that's why.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Gettin' Sporty

For those of you, friends and family and such, that have referred to this soapbox of mine as something you "tolerate", either to my face or to each other in my absence, consider what your brand of tolerance is getting you.  That is, what else have you proven willing to tolerate?

Your side has snipers aimed at ranchers.  And, they've got attack dogs and barricades keeping witnesses at bay, or otherwise in their place (i.e. their "free speech zones").

I don't necessarily advocate subscribing to everything Alex Jones says, but this video contains an interview with the rancher in question, Cliven Bundy.  Tell me he doesn't remind y'all of somebody we all know, appearance-wise at least, anyway, if certainly not for a divergent degree of chumminess with the fedgovco.

Some of Bundy's neighbors have voiced a lack of support for him, because they believe he's presumed some benefits to this grazing land that they can't or haven't similarly claimed.  If they want to withhold their support, that's all well and good.  But, if they want to side with the BLM who's busy stealing this man's cattle and beating his son for having the audacity to photograph them doing so, then I say they have their own agenda that would love to supplant Mr. Bundy's cattle, and fuck them.

Just like the war on guns is NOT about the control of firearms, this episode is about putting citizens under the ever-enlarging thumb of the federal government.  If you're okay with them taking his cattle today, regardless of how they "justify" it, tomorrow it'll be your fruit trees or guitar factory or the spring where your family has gotten its fresh clean water for 150 years.  Somebody, somewhere has a desert tortoise or sage grouse or spotted newt whose perilous existence you're threatening just by going about your own business without the tyrant's permission and regulatory control.

If a political solution were possible, there'd be some Nevada legislator(s) publicly demanding the Nevada State Police begin evicting the BLM thugs, instead of making speeches to the assembled Nevada citizens that are there protesting.  Or, there'd be a Governor publically admonishing the BLM to back off.

But there ain't.  And the concept of voting our way out of this hole is now ancient history.

The solution to a tyrant drunk on its own power is defiance and resistance.  Perhaps we can resume the polite discourse sometime later.

Here, we're keeping an eye to Free North Carolina, WRSA, Sipsey Street, Cold Fury, et al until it gets hot.  But I dare say our tolerance is about shot to fuck.

Go ahead mister BLM sniper boy, mister thug-arm of the tyrant.  Pull that trigger.  Make your kind just as endangered as that desert tortoise, if not much more so.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

See 'Ya There

Maybe just because we do love a good fight, and feel like well, if there's going to be a fight, it's bound to go better if we're in it.

From Brock, and WRSA.

Tar Heels.  Stickin' and fightin'.